You can make a real difference to your local community by volunteering. 

Whether it's reading to schoolchildren, planting natives at a nature reserve, or visiting others who may be far from family and friends, you can lend a helping hand.

Volunteers offer their time and effort and often feel rewarded by seeing the impact their contributions have made.

Richard Geisler next to the fire truck.

Volunteer firefighters man the station

Volunteer firefighter Rick Geisler didn't let a desk job get in the way of helping out at his local brigade.


Sister Monica at computer

An innovator and a challenger to the status quo, Sister Monica Landy has been a tireless volunteer.